Associate of Science
Thinking about being a Court Reporter?
The Court Reporter program is designed to prepare students for verbatim court reporting. Included is instruction in: machine shorthand; transcription; legal and court procedures; medical and legal terminology; and computer aided transcription.
Graduates qualify for many jobs. Shorthand reporters work wherever a true record of the proceedings is needed such as in the courts, governmental agencies, Congress, state legislatures, the United Nations, freelance agencies and industry. In addition, career opportunities are available in broadcast captioning and CART (Computer assisted realtime translation). Students must begin this program in the fall term as program courses are offered once a year.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
- Demonstrate machine shorthand competency and meet the NCRA Requirement of 95% accuracy in shorthand proficiency through successful completion of three, five minute tests with 95% accuracy at each of the following speeds: 225 words per minute testimony (two-voice), 200 words per minute jury charge and 180 words per minute literary.
- Apply realtime writing skills to an internship experience wherein a 40-page error free transcript will be produced.
- Define professional, ethical and social responsibilities of court reporting professionals as they relate to the judicial and broadcast captioning community.
- Apply new and existing technologies in the field of court reporting.